Tag: Doug Tilley

Cinema Smorgasbord – JodoWOWsky Part 15 – The Dance of Reality (2013)

After a 23-year hiatus away from directing (and with an assist from the Jodorowsky’s Dune documentary) Alejandro Jodorowsky returned to filmmaking with the autobiographical fantasy (based on his own book) THE DANCE OF REALITY in 2013. On this episode of JodoWOWsky we break down all the latest Jodorowsky news (including Julia’s experience attending some recent screenings with Jodo himself!), take a look at the Adan Jodorowsky-directed short film THE VOICE THIEF (based on his father’s short story) and – of course – going deep on THE DANCE OF REALITY!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Daughters of Satan (1972)

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ is BACK! On this episode Tom Selleck is an American museum curator in the Philippines who becomes obsessed with a painting of three witches being burned at the stake when he notices one eerily resembles his young wife Chris (Barra Grant) in 1972’s DAUGHTERS OF SATAN. What follows is SATANISM, witchery, a demon dog from HELL, and lots and lots of day-for-night filmmaking. Also.. the wonderful Vic Diaz as the fiendish antiques dealer Carlos Ching! Let’s explore it together, friends.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Praising Kane – Burning Rage (1984) & Cheers Season 3, Episode 12

Hot diggity dog! On a returning PRAISING KANE we’re committed to giving you the best possible value for your ears, so not only are we going over the latest Carol Kane news, we’re also discussing both an episode of the beloved sitcom CHEERS (featuring Carol Kane as a woman who catches Sam’s eye before he discovers she was previously in a mental hospital), and we also go deep on the Barbara Mandrell-starring TV movie BURNING RAGE from 1984 featuring Tom Wopat, Eddie Albert, Bert Remsen and – of course – Carol Kane for some reason! The film has Mandrell trying to convince a small southern town to move away from their dangerous, combustible mines while she’s being wooed by Tom Wopat’s and being chased (and threatened) by money-obsessed psycho Eddie Albert! LET’S LISTEN!

Cinema Smorgasbord – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Living in Oblivion (1995)

BIG NEWS on this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? where we discuss the recent distressing assault on Steve Buscemi on the streets of New York City, all the recent Buscemi news – including him joining the cast of WEDNESDAY – and we go long on Tom DiCillo’s indie black comedy LIVING IN OBLIVION! We also chat about our own limited experience as making movies and talk about why some find the film inspiring, while it’s scared others from the movie business entirely! CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Cinema Fantastica – X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963) & Phase IV (1974)

On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we’re traveling back to 1984 and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts – one of the longest running genre film festivals in the United States! This iteration was an all-night science fiction movie marathon, and we’re putting two genre classics against each other: Roger Corman’s unnerving X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES from 1963 vs Saul Bass’ environmental sci-fi/horror PHASE IV from 1974! WHICH FILM WILL REIGN SUPREME? Listen and find out!

Cinema Smorgasbord – We Do Our Own Stunts – Fantasy Mission Force (1983)

After helping him get out of his previous contract (and some messy business with some Triads) Jackie Chan owed martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu some big favors, and he started paying up by appearing briefly in the truly bizarre 1983 action/comedy FANTASY MISSION FORCE. Despite a plot structure that (loosely) copies The Dirty Dozen, FANTASY MISSION FORCE throws in amazons, Nazis, vampires, ghosts, Brigitte Lin, musical numbers, Mad Max-style cars and lots and lots of explosions. There’s even a few kung fu fights for good measure, It’s far from boring, but is it any good? Let’s find out!

Cinema Smorgasbord – George Kennedy is My Copilot – Demonwarp (1988) (/w Anders Landby)

On this very special episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re joined by the Swedish writer and George Kennedy-enthusiast Anders Landby to discuss his work covering the career of George Kennedy, his Instagram page devoted to George Kennedy, our favorite Bigfoot movies, and the proper way to pronounce “Smorgasbord”! Luckily he also joins us to discuss a rare 1980s PSA featuring George Kennedy as well as the totally bizarre sasquatch/alien/zombie sci-fi/horror film DEMONWARP from 1984. It’s a whole lot of fun, so stop what you’re doing and LISTEN!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Shelf Life (1993)

On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD (the world’s finest Paul Bartel-themed podcast) we’re tackling Paul Bartel’s final directorial feature, the sadly abused (and semi-unavailable) bunker comedy SHELF LIFE from 1993! Born out of a stage-play by stars O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein, and Jim Turner, Bartel turns it into a wildly visual phantasmagoria of rituals, re-enactments and hormonally confusing games, with a typically wicked sense of humor. Check it out!